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Microorganisms

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microscope
tool used to make single celled organisms able to be seen
single-celled
(unicellular) made of one cell
multi-cellular
made of more than one cell
microorganism
single-celled organism
harmful
can hurt you; not helpful
beneficial
helpful
disease
something that affects the way cells perform their functions
bacteria
single-celled organisms that can be beneficial or harmful
virus
non-living organisms that are small; disease producing particles; they are unable to reproduce without a host
protist
group of single-celled organisms; (not plants or animals) that include protozoans, bacteria, certain types of algae, and slime molds
protozoa
single-celled organisms that include the amoeba and paramecium
germs
a microscopic organism that causes disease; certain bacteria and viruses are considered to be germs
microbe
a microorganism that is usually bacteria that causes disease